Margin of victory looks close one to call
A quick look at one of the many markets that William Hill offers on the US Open reveals that there could be some interesting ways to make some money.
The margin of victory market has a one shot victory edging favouritism at odds of 5/2 with a playoff close behind at 12/5 in the betting.
A look through the years tells us that barring Tiger Woods' 15 shot destruction of the field at Pebble Beach in 2000, no one has won by more than three shots in the last 30 years.
Depending on what kind of mood Mr Woods is in this is likely to be a lot closer and it is a question of picking how many strokes rather than the 4 shots or more option at odds of 10/3.
The last time the event was played at Bethpage State Park on the Black course, Tiger did win but it was by the margin of three shots which interestingly is the outside choice of the options priced at 9/2.
The World Number 1 was the only man to shoot under par in 2002 which shows just how tough this course is and it is unlikely even Woods can run away with victory by a huge margin.
The three shot margin of victory though has been somewhat rare over the years and one and two shot victories have been the most common results in the last 30 years with 10 a-piece and six playoffs.
The 5/2 odds on offer for a one shot margin of victory seem slightly worse value than the 7/2 on offer about a two shot victory margin given that there have been the same amount of them in recent years.
Therefore if you fancy a bet to keep your interest right up until the final shot is sunk then have a wager on the margin of victory being by two shots at odds of 7/2.
Margin of victory is just one of many markets that William Hill are offering for the US Open golf, and we even have one of our fantastic 'Bet One Get One Free' offers available on the outright winner market.